She is a Colombian artist, was born in the city of Medellin .

The pictorial work of Manena, Maria Elena Elvira, is pure nature alive “.

The handling of color, the tenuous shadows, and her subtle figures make her paintings a gift to the observer.

The green in her leaves with perfect details, the stylized anthurios with a touch of femininity, her fruits with surreal forms, and the crystalline waters in a serene sea are the complements to her effort to achieve an art in tune with the times.

The work of Manena praises the fertility and sensuality of life. It is the representation of the voluptuous and the sensual in a perfect mix of lively color and forms.

She is an excellent drawer and a vibrant painter that moves you with her art work.


Museum of The Americas  “Woman in the Art” – Doral, Florida. 2008

Armory Art Center  “ Latinamerican Art in Palm Beach - “ West Palm Beach, Florida. 2008

Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston  “ II International Art Exhibition “ – Houston, Texas. 2009

Artexpo New York  2009 – “Crisolart Galleries” – New York, NY

Colombian Consulate of Miami – “ Independencia”  Coral Gables, Florida. 2009

Carrousel Du Louvre  “Small is beautiful “ Paris, France. October 2009